Lives in United States D.C. Metro, VA, United States
Works as a Rock & roll photog, computer geek
Has a website at
Joined on Feb 2, 2013
About me:

Goal: develop the proper shooting techniques and technical skills that allow for the most unusual and hard to obtain shots. This necessarily involves using equipment "incorrectly" and modifying or ignoring many accepted shooting styles.

A good deal of my current effort is directed at musicians on dimly lit stages:

MediaArchivist's current gear

Sony Alpha a99
Sony Alpha a99 II
Sony SLT-A77
Lensbaby Composer Pro Lens with Edge 80 Optic
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye
aka "GoGo"
aka "Ringo"
Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
aka "P.J."
aka "Jett"
aka "Chuck"
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Sony 135mm F2.8 (T4.5) STF
Sony 24mm F2 SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
aka "Bugs"
aka "Georgia"
aka "Jimi"
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD
aka "Satch"
aka "Summer"
Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
HDRsoft Photomatix Pro
aka "the Duchess"
Other gear:
  • Hugin
  • Lensbaby Twist60 Optic aka "Bo"
  • Minolta AF 35 F1.4 G RS aka "Yoko"
  • Minolta AF 35-70 F4 The micro-beercan, aka "Fela"
  • Minolta AF 70-210 F4 the beercan, aka "Gene"
  • Minolta AF 85 F1.4 G RS aka "Bonzo"
  • Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58/1.2 aka "Otis"

MediaArchivist's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
Other gear:
  • Minolta AF 100 F2 aka "Ella"

MediaArchivist's previous gear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
My old friend, sometimes [sniff] I miss you.
Other gear:
  • Kodak Instamatic 44